Love Your Heart: The Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health

With Valentine’s Day approaching and American Heart Month in full-swing, February is brimming with reminders about the heart. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of approximately 610,000 people annually! That’s a scary number, but did you know that just 30 minutes of daily exercise can reduce [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Love Your Heart: The Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health

How to Exercise Safely in Cold Weather

Exercising in cold weather can be exhilarating, but it can also be downright dangerous! It’s tempting to skip your daily walk during the winter months, but exercising outdoors can be enjoyable and safe if you follow a few simple rules. Talk to Your Doctor With a few precautions, exercising in the cold is safe for [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Exercise Safely in Cold Weather

Intermittent Fasting 101

It’s not a new concept, but the practice of intermittent fasting (or, “IF”) has been rapidly growing in popularity over the past year. Proponents claim it promotes health benefits, weight loss, and brain health. But, does the research support these claims, and is it right for you? What is Intermittent Fasting? Generally speaking, it is [...]

By | February 4th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Intermittent Fasting 101

5 Ways to Exercise if You Have Achy Joints

Creaky knees and throbbing elbows are (quite literally) a pain, but they don’t have to stop you from getting fit! Regular exercise is vital to overall health, and may even help ease joint pain. Unfortunately, starting an exercise program can be overwhelming, especially if you have sore joints. So, here’s a list of 5 joint-friendly [...]

By | January 25th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Exercise if You Have Achy Joints

Top Tips to End Nighttime Snacking

What is it about the evening that makes food cravings so common? For some, it’s a way of winding down after a stressful day. Other feel a decline in willpower as fatigue sets in. Some of us really are just hungry! But, evening snacking can add excessive calories to our diets and not generally the [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Top Tips to End Nighttime Snacking

Hottest Food Trends to Watch for in 2018

This past year was full of healthy and delicious food trends like smoothie, poke, and grain bowls, and ingredients like cauliflower, matcha, turmeric, and coconut. What food trends will we see surging into 2018? Our dietitians make their predictions below! Healthier flours: Thanks in part to the rise in gluten-free products, a wide assortment of [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Hottest Food Trends to Watch for in 2018

4 Steps to Create Healthy Exercise Habits in 2018

It’s 2018! The new year is upon us, and getting more exercise is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, many people hang up their sneakers by the second week of January. The problem lies in “resolutions,” which mean “a firm decision to do (or not do) something.” Resolutions come with an “all [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 4 Steps to Create Healthy Exercise Habits in 2018

Plant Protein: A Good Choice?

There is an undeniable health halo that surrounds vegan and vegetarianism. These eating plans are rich in all the foods that keep us healthy, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. But what about protein? We know that consuming enough protein is important to support athletic performance, healthy weight, and healthy skin. Are plants good sources [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Plant Protein: A Good Choice?

6 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Will Transform Your Health

It happens every year. You make grand plans for the new year, only to become discouraged by the second week of January. You’re not alone! Did you know that only 8% of the population sticks with their New Year’s resolutions? The problem is that most people try to overhaul their lives by setting lofty goals, [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|Fitness, Uncategorized, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 6 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Will Transform Your Health

4 Reasons to Stay Active During the Holidays and Beyond

It's easy to skip your workouts this time of year. After all, there's so much to do! Shopping, wrapping, baking, traveling, planning... it's enough to make your head spin. It can be hard to find the motivation to get to the gym, but a good sweat may be just what you need! Here are some [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Stay Active During the Holidays and Beyond